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Machine quilted flowers finish off a beautiful bedrunner

by Christine Baker

Yesterday on QUILTsocial, we talked about 2 ways to use WonderFil DecoBob thread for longarm machine quilting, and I shared a bunch of simple filler designs that can be used for modern-looking quilts. Today, I have one more UFO to finish and since I loved using the WonderFil Master Quilter with DecoBob in the bobbin, I’m going to use them again for this project.

The Master Quilter thread from WonderFil is loaded on the Gammill quilting machine.

Master Quilter loaded on the Gammill

The bedrunner that I’m quilting today was made on QUILTsocial last October. I used the Northcott’s Artisan Spirit – Euphoria line of fabric, and I can’t wait to get it quilted.

Essential steps for sewing borders with setting triangles

Bedrunner made with Artisan Spirit – Euphoria fabric from Northcott

Fantasy flowers

Here’s a nice design that I like to use for quilts that have a floral theme. It combines a modern flower, echoes, sawtooth, and curlicue motifs to make one complex looking machine quilting design. Here’s a video showing how I stitch this lovely design.

Machine quilting Fantasy Flowers – Christine Baker Fairfield Road Designs – YouTube

Christine Baker of Fairfield Road Designs demonstrates how to machine quilt her “Fantasy Flower” design on a bedrunner using WonderFil’s Master Quilter thread.

Here’s a close up of one of the flowers that I machine quilted with the WonderFil Master Quilter thread. I really like how the design looks on the bedrunner!

A close up of the flower design machine quilted with WonderFil's Master Quilter thread on the bedrunner made with Northcott's Artisan Spirit - Euphoria fabric.

Close up of the flower design

Here you can see the overall design that joins the different motifs. You can see how the largest motif in the design is the flower, and that they all point in different directions as they progress along the quilt.

The flower design quilted on the bed runner with WonderFil's Master Quilter and DecoBob threads.

The flower design on the bed runner

Wow!! That’s a lot of binding!!

Wow – now that I have all of these projects quilted, they all need to be bound. I had many of the bindings already made, so I’ve sewn them on to the projects, and now I just need to sit and stitch. I guess I better find a good movie on Netflix!

Thanks for joining me this week as I experimented with these longarm threads from WonderFil. I’ve enjoyed trying them all on my longarm machine, and I’m looking forward to using them on other future projects!

A pile of quilts that have been machine quilted with WonderFil threads and are ready to have their binding hand stitched down.

My pile of quilts ready for hand stitching the binding

This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: 2 ways to use WonderFil DecoBob thread for longarm machine quilting



laurie murley February 26, 2017 - 1:04 am

I love the look of the quilt so cute

Christina moore February 25, 2017 - 12:12 pm

This is so pretty

Christine Baker February 25, 2017 - 6:42 pm

Thanks Christina!

MaryBeth February 25, 2017 - 7:55 am

Thanks for another great tutorial. I love watching how people quilt. I made a quilt for my mom trying to quilt feathers and found the flowers much easier, haha.

Christine Baker February 25, 2017 - 6:44 pm

Hi MaryBeth – I found flowers much easier at the start too and was really nervous to do my first feathers, but now I LOVE them! It’s all about practice, practice, practice 🙂

Lee Lenfest February 24, 2017 - 9:39 pm

this is cool!

Christine Baker February 25, 2017 - 6:44 pm

Thanks Lee!


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